A 16th century drawing of Indians and Spaniards in New Spain
(Image Source: Wikimedia Commons--public domain)
In the encomienda system used by Spanish colonial overseers in the New World,
A) Spanish colonists were expected to respect the religious practices of the Indians
B) the Indians serving as encomendados (laborers) were legally slaves
C) harsh treatment brought criticism from Dominican missionaries
D) Meztizos (mixed Spanish-Indian residents) were eligible to be encomendados
E) kind treatment and respect for the Indians was common practice
• Do you know someone who would enjoy receiving the U.S. History Question of the Day? If so, email them the link to the registration page.
• You can also visit the U.S. History Resources website to find other aids for students and teachers, including lectures, charts, links, and short quizzes.
• If you would like to unsubscribe from this list, please send an email with the subject "Unsubscribe."
• Interested in a great source for U.S. history primary sources and lesson plans? Visit the NEH Edsitement page.